Dark Emerald failed to convince when stepped up to 1m2f at Sandown last time and Goodwood Mirage's pedigree sends off mixed signals as he attempts today's distance for the first time. PERSEPOLIS looks a safer bet as he only weakened in the closing stages over 1m4f at Newmarket last month and can open his account back over this more suitable trip. Sennockian Star should also last home despite his recent win coming over a mile at Chepstow but there are bigger doubts about Rosie Rebel as it was soft ground when she won her maiden at the same track last time. King Muro ran well at Epsom on his latest start and is preferred to the returning Empiricist.
Dark Emerald (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Soon tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Mutashaded (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 13l behind Disclaimer (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in May.
Goodwood Mirage (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon outpaced, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 7, 9l behind Cape Peron (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Persepolis (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Dwelt, keen in touch in rear, switched left over 3f out, effort soon after, ridden and every chance 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Brass Ring (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Empiricist (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, stayed alone on far side in straight and well on terms, in lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct beating Aint Got A Scooby (8-4) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Sennockian Star 11-4fav (9-1) Led 1f, pressed leader, challenged 3f out, led again soon after, ridden when rider dropped whip over 1f out, pushed along and stayed on inside final furlong, won at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Secret Art (9-6) by nk, 7 ran.
King Muro 33-1 (8-2) Raced keenly, led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no chance with winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Pasaka Boy (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Rosie Rebel 5-1 (8-9) Towards rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on under hands and heels ride, comfortable, won at Chepstow 1m mdn auc stks (5) sft in May beating Dairam (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.